Cancellous bone tissue modulus exhibits an age-related increase in the rat

Christopher R. Jacobs, Christopher J. Rieger, Emmanuel M. Paul, A. Malek Saad, David P Fyhrie

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A novel combination of micro-CT and finite element technologies is used to determine cancellous bone tissue modulus as a function of age. Results suggest that cancellous tissue modulus roughly doubles as a rat grows from juvenile to adult. Interestingly, the data correlate inversely with trabecular bone volume fraction which reaches a maximum at 4 months and stabilizes at a lower value at 12 mo and 24 mos. Moreover, the modulus value fall within the accepted range of solid cortical tissue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
EditorsK.B. Chandran, R. Vanderby, M.S. Hefzy
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, United States
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 Bioengineering Conference - Sunriver, OR, USA
Duration: Jun 11 1997Jun 15 1997


OtherProceedings of the 1997 Bioengineering Conference
CitySunriver, OR, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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